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Denise Paul signs up for ACA coverage in California (LA Times photo)

*California, we’ve got a problem!

The deadline for getting Obamacare coverage is Monday and the  Golden State, California, very few African Americans have signed up statewide, and there’s not much time to address the lackluster turnout.

According to an LA Times report, on Wednesday, state officials reiterated that Monday remains the deadline for open enrollment. But the state will give Californians until April 15 to finish their application if they start it before midnight Monday.

Thus far, fewer than 3% of health plan enrollees identify themselves as African American, and that number hasn’t budged in weeks. About 17% of African Americans in California are uninsured, and overall they constitute about 7% of the state’s population.                                                                                                                                                             

But the state’s struggles at reaching uninsured Latinos have drawn far more attention and criticism among lawmakers and health law supporters. The pace of Latino sign-ups has picked up in recent weeks amid a multimillion-dollar marketing blitz. Overall, consumer interest is running high ahead of the deadline, with nearly 40,000 people enrolling Monday and Tuesday, the state said.

There is more of this story at LA Times.

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